17th Assembly District: A Conversation with David Campos and David Chiu

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Join Good Ol’ Girls, SFWPC, Women Get It Done, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Emerge California and Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Action Fund for a conversation with David Campos and David Chiu, candidates for the 17th Assembly District.

When: Wednesday, April 23
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

5:30 pm — Mingle
6:00 pm — Program begins

Please RSVP to the Facebook invitation in advance of the event. Feel free to invite your friends to this important discussion.


SHEnanigans! A San Francisco Soiree Celebrating Women’s History

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Have you bought tickets for the 2nd Annual SHEnanigans yet? Connect with members of San Francisco Women’s Political Committee (SFWPC), Ladies Who Vino, Women Get It Done and more. Buy tickets here and RSVP on Facebook.

Date: Wednesday, March 26
Time: 6:00-9:00
Where: Monroe, 473 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133


Workshop Recap: Embodying Leadership Presence with Ann Bundy

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We had a fantastic workshop, Embodying Leadership Presence, on Thursday, March 13. Ann Bundy led a dynamic and personalized workshop that touched on leadership, managing people, and advocating for yourself.

Here are some highlights from my notes:

  • Make a practice of establishing your credentials
  • Always advocate for yourself and step into your power
  • Have an elevator pitch = 20 seconds of your value proposition (25 words or less!)
  • “If you don’t believe in what you’re doing, nobody else will believe in what you’re doing”
  • You must: 1) be self-aware; 2) get a sponsor; 3) own your mastery
  • What is leadership presence? Confidence without arrogance, willing to listen as well as speak
  • If you are new in a role, you have “90 days” to imprint on an organization
  • Identify: where do you stand in your preference: tasks vs. relationships?
  • Your personal project portfolio should include stretch projects
  • PRES Model of leadership:
  • P = Being fully present in the moment
  • R = Reaching out and building authentic relationships
  • E = Expressiveness and ability to convey a congruent message
  • S = Self-Knowing and acting in a manner that is consistent with your values
  • Harvard Business Review article - Real Benefit of Finding a Sponsor [link]: “Mentors offer friendly advice, sponsors take you to the next level”
  • With sponsors, it is helpful to find a counter to your strengths
  • Try keeping a journal or notebook of professional development
  • Think of your network - where are there holes?
  • Hold the voice for yourself AND the voice of others equally
  • Always ask: “how am I adding value today?
  • Resources:
    Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence by Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su
    Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan
    First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
    Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Health
    Worksheet used during the workshop


    Trivia for Women’s History Month (March 9) with Bay Area Women Against Rape

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    It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month!
    In 1908, what Bay Area city hosted the first suffragist rally in the Country?
    Who was the first woman to run for president?
    In what year were women’s sports introduced in the Olympic games?
    (see answers below)

    Casey Farmer, External Chair of Good Ol’ Girls, is sponsoring a team for a trivia event to benefit Bay Area Women Against Rape (an organization in Oakland doing amazing work to prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women).

    What: 50 trivia questions, good food & beverages, & lots to fun learning about women’s history!
    Date: Sunday, March 9
    Time: 4:30-7pm
    Location: 2270 Telegraph (Kingston 11 - Oakland’s new Jamaican restaurant)
    (10 minute walk to 19th Street BART)

    Please email Casey to reserve your spot on our team. If you feel inclined, please bring $5-15 if you want to make an additional donation to this fabulous organization! More info here.

    (Please RSVP by Thursday!)

    Trivia Answers:
    Victoria Woodhull ran with Frederick Douglass in the Equal Rights Party in 1872
    Women competed for the first time at the 1900 Games in Paris. Of a total of 997 athletes, 22 women competed in five sports: tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrianism and golf.


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